Set in a Tamang community village near Kathmandu, this humorous film is about young Choiku trying to impress Palmo, who he secretly admires. To impress her, Choiku conjures a plan to have his own mobile phone, but technology and tradition collide to create an ill-fated ending.
Phulman Bal Tamang
Phulman Bal Tamang is a journalist, writer and a filmmaker. He is the Bureau Chief of Art and Culture Department of Kantipur National daily. His first book Kaajol Khatoon is a story collection based on Nepal’s Maoist conflict, and he recently published collection of poems, Mahabharat Ki Maichyang. He is also founding Chairperson of Radio Namobuddha FM in Dhulikhel, Kavre. Cell Phone is his first film.
Previous Screenings and Awards:
Encouragement Award, Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival, Kathmandu, 2012